Having spent years embedded in collaborative projects, Brooklyn-based artist Xan Young is now flying solo, with a project that represents his unadulterated voice, the product of years of maturation in experimental pop and club music.
Sonically, his new track “Honest” thumps with a driving bassline topped by crystalline soulful vocals and waves of blazing synthesizers. Young showcases his talent as both a songwriter and producer on this new release.
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London duo Tender shared their latest single “Nadir” via their SoundCloud in May and the song has already racked up over 60K plays. This is the first single taken off Tender’s forthcoming debut album, Modern Addiction, out Sept 1st on Partisan Records.
Tender is the musical union of Dan Cobb and James Cullen, two friends who have been creating dark and seductive grooves in their North London basement for the last couple of years.
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Stockholm-based multitalented artist Johan Angergård (one half of Club 8, one fourth of Acid House Kings, one half of Pallers) returns with his 6th album as The Legends. “Nightshift” is an album brimful of lazy space-funk, electro-noir, and retro pop frenzy, and it represents a change in direction after 2009’s noise-pop debut LP Over And Over and 2015’s fragile and romantic It’s Love.
The album sees Angergård taking full ownership of his solo project, bringing The Legends on to his label Labrador Records (home to Pallers, Club 8, The Radio Dept. and more). “I’m more self-confident today,” he explains, “and figured I might as well go all DIY again.”
On this third LP the artist embraces his inner tech geek with a heavy dose of vocoders and analogue synthesizers. The new 16-track collection was inspired by the funkiest electronic music he could find: “I love Futurism. I love the dynamism of modern technology. I love the endless possibilities… ‘Nightshift’ might be a night album, but it’s lit up by neon.”
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Rising Australian multi-talented artist Golden Vessel (born Max Byrne) is back with “Shoulders”, the latest preview of his second EP. Released in collaboration with Exist Recordings (a label founded by none other than The Kite String Tangle), “Shoulders” sees the Brisbane-based producer venture further into soundscapes mixing sultry R&B and future electronica with a sprinkling of hip-hop edge.
Influenced by Flume, James Blake or Chet Faker, Byrne’s smooth blend of bouncy down-tempo beats and wonky synths create the perfect backdrop for some seriously infectious vocals provided by fellow Brisbanites, and accomplished artists in their own right, Elkkle and Mallrat. A match made in heaven if there ever was one!
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Highly talented Belgian artist and local superstar Oscar & The Wolf has been teasing fans for months with a string of mind-blowing singles (“The Game”, “So Real”) and his latest offering is just as enticing. “Breathing” is a beautifully produced and incredibly sexy summer with bouncy guitars and and an incredibly catchy chorus.
This new tune is taken off Oscar & the Wolf’s sophomore album Infinity, to be released on September 29 via [PIAS].
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